Pelton Community Primary School

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Design & Technology

Design and Technology offers pupils a chance to use creative thinking and activity within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. The school is committed to nurturing pupils’ curiosity and creativity, as well as preparing them for living in a modern world where technology is rapidly changing and advancing.

Design and Technology in EYFS

Through Expressive Arts children are encouraged to construct and create purposefully selecting tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using. children learn through first-hand experiences which involve putting their ideas into practice to develop an awareness and understanding of the possibilities and limitations of different materials. Practitioners encourage children to explore, observe, solve problems, think critically, make decisions and talk about why they have made their decisions as they design and create. Children’s natural creativity is fostered and opportunities for investigation, designing and making are offered daily within our provision, which enables children to learn a great deal about their world.

Design and Technology in KS1 and KS2

Please see below for our Design and Technology overview.

For each year group and unit, we created vocabulary mats to support children’s understanding and use of key subject vocabulary.

We have been enjoying our DT units of work, ranging from cooking to designing and making our own vehicles! Please take a look  at our Cooking and Nutrition units of work below.

Design and Technology Project Examples

We’ve pulled together some examples of how our DT projects progress from lesson to lesson. You can view our Presentation by clicking the link below:

Design & Technology Example Presentation

Our Cooking & Nutrition Progress Journey

Cooking & Nutrition

Design and Technology Display

We have a fabulous Design and Technology display board in school which shows an example of each project in the different areas of DT.

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